As with any set of generalizations, there are exceptions, and not all authorities will agree with the author. As you study more about India you will be better able to come back to Buultjen's five ideas and decide whether you agree with him.Five important features which will perhaps give us some aid in understanding modern India:
1. its diversity
2. the depth of culture
3. a land of minorities
4. its future depends on the interaction between two worlds:
5. in the cities and rural India, poverty, spirituality and modernity mix and coexist
As Independent India turns 60 on August 15, we present a collection of inspiring words by our visionary leaders, extracted from the book, Great Speeches of Modern India, with the kind permission of the publishers, Random House India.